Criselda's up-down dash for her lobola

juggling act: Metro FM presenter Criselda Kananda PHOTO: ELVIS NTOMBELA
juggling act: Metro FM presenter Criselda Kananda PHOTO: ELVIS NTOMBELA

METRO FM's Criselda Kananda played superwoman this past weekend.

In between her fiance paying lobola for her in Johannesburg she had to dash to Durban to attend the glitzy Metro FM music awards preparty and ceremony without breaking a sweat.

"We had planned to have the negotiations on the 14th of February, but the date had to be moved because one of the negotiators unfortunately passed away," Kananda told Sowetan.

In a classic case of Fomo (fear of missing out), the radio personality attended the awards pre-party on Friday night, then caught the first flight early in the morning to attend the family negotiations in which Siyolo Dudumashe laid claim on her as his bride.

"The negotiations actually began early in the morning. By midday people were already having their lunch," she said. She then caught a flight back to Durban at 1.55pm to attend the star-studded event.

Kananda said her in-laws didn't complain about her jet-setter schedule. "The Dudumashe family were okay with me attending; they gave me the blessings to attend because we had initially planned to have the negotiations last month. The awards are also very special because it's at these awards that we as radio personalities get to interact with our listeners.

"It's something we take pride in as Metro FM, not just because it's an obligation in our contracts ... and I was honouring that," said Kananda.

She earlier dismissed talk that she was pregnant.

She speaks of how blessed she is to be a Mrs Dudumashe. She revealed that the nuptials will be in winter, adding that they will be "private, nothing too extravagant". "I'm not sure what I'm going to wear though," she quipped.

Meanwhile, Selimathunzi presenter Zizo Beda is reportedly tying the knot with her beau Mayihlome Tshwete in December.

The home affairs spokesman let it slip in an interview with Cliff Central.

The blushing bride-to-be refused to comment when approached.


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